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Mīkālīs(1,102 words)

, an Iranian family of K̲h̲urāsān prominent in the cultural and social worlds there and also active as local administrators and town officials under the Sāmānids and early G̲h̲aznawids [q.vv.].

They were apparently of Sog̲h̲dian origin, and amongst their pre-Islamic forebears is mentioned the Prince of Pand̲j̲kent S̲h̲īr Dīvāstič, killed at Mount Mug̲h̲ by the Arabs in 104/722-3 [see mā warāʾ al-nahr. 2. History]; al-Samʿānī traces the family back to the Sāsānids Yazdagird II and Bahrām Gūr ( K. al-Ansāb , facs. edn., fols. 548b-549b). It must nevertheless have become Musl…

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Bosworth, C.E.. "Mīkālīs." Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition. Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Brill Online, 2015. Reference. 27 April 2015 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/encyclopaedia-of-islam-2/mikalis-SIM_5190>
First appeared online: 2012
First Print Edition: isbn: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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